If you're the DIY type like me, you look for every opportunity to use your hands to build things. It’s a piece of joy for me to view my hand made craft.
I like flipping pages of magazines showing designs of wooden furniture, like garden benches, or even a cute little table and stuff; and it feels great thinking that I'd be able to create the same or even something better.
That said, you'd be able to assume I no doubt love spending my time on woodworking projects.
More on this in a bit ...
However, due to work and time constraints, I couldn’t afford to do much of my own research for woodworking plans for some time because of that.
Online Woodworking Programs
That’s the reason I always look online for links on books/guides that are easy to follow step by step and offer the complete plan when I have a project in mind.
I'm aware that I have to pay for it given that I will be able to achieve what I want with lesser building blocks and puzzles to solve.
So when I saw and read posts about the so called package completed from Ted’s woodworking plans boasting a list of 16,000 resources, I was excited. I was like, "Yes! This is going to be helpful for sure!" And I was then sure that I was on the right place at the moment.
Here's what happened next:
I bought the package on the fly without even thinking much. It sounded awesome, and for the price, it’s a steal! (Well, it seemed to be.)
After getting the book, I set out to go through the whole thing. I was also thinking maybe I'll find well defined ideas, even not exact with what's in my mind and somehow some PDF downloadables and links for project diversity will be there.
Well, it indeed had thousands of plans within the package with detailed and massive collection of woodworking projects and videos to boost. But it's nowhere near 16,000 plans as advertised included in the package.
I watched a couple of woodworking videos and anybody could say it’s not even a video that was properly produced or not even of quality that is at least acceptable.
There was something amiss here. I even remembered seeing some of the plans elsewhere...
I thought to myself, “He couldn’t sell other people’s work, could he?” It's not legal even on digital media.
That was when I decided to dig deeper to find out exactly what was going on.